The Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel is an associate professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and serves on the denomination’s Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Team for the northeastern region.
The Rev. Kaji Dousa is senior pastor for Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City. She sued the Trump administration in 2019, arguing that the government violated her religious freedom rights by putting her on a watchlist in response to her immigration-related activism.
Sarah Ngu is the host of the “Religious Socialism” podcast, a project of the Democratic Socialists of America’s Religion and Socialism working group. She’s also co-founder of Church Clarity, which aims to reduce confusion tied to churches’ teachings on women and members of the LGBTQ community.
Maria Svart is national director of Democratic Socialists of America, a national political organization. DSA members who cite spirituality as a source of their political views have the opportunity to join a religion and socialism working group.
The Rev. Liz Theoharis directs the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and serves as co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, which aims to bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lessons on morality and justice to bear on modern life. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) […]
Simran Jeet Singh is a Sikh, millennial writer, educator and activist. He is a senior fellow with the Sikh Coalition, a columnist for Religion News Service and an adjunct professor for Union Theological Seminary.
Olga Marina Segura is an associate editor at America magazine, where she writes on race, culture and the Catholic Church. She co-hosts “Jesuitical,” a podcast on issues facing Catholic young adults.
Colleen Dulle hosts the “Inside the Vatican” podcast for America magazine, where she also serves as an assistant producer of audio and video.
Grace Barnes is a senior research scientist emeritus at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. She studies alcohol use, gambling behaviors and family issues.